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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Pareto Realty - TN #251071
Tips and commentary For Home Buyers & Sellers and REALTORS with primary focus on LIVE - Work - Play - Life Rhythm - Life Performance Oriented thinking for regular folks



Nasty Winter weather sure can paralyze a city. Some cities are better equipped to handle large volumes of snow and ice than others, but even the most experienced cities can get overwhelmed and “snowed in.” So . . . When mobility is out of the question, does the real estate market FREEZE until eve...
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” “it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair . . .” A ...
I guess this post will make me a “Back Seat Driver” for our next Mayor. Yep! Go ahead and label me an “Armchair Quarterback.” I get that – and yes, I hereby pledge to put more action behind my words starting . . . NOW! I’m in awe of the tremendous (and mostly good) Economic Development and growth...
What’s your modus operandi? PRONUNCIATION: (MOH-duhs op-uh-RAN-dee)      MEANING: noun: A particular way of doing something, especially a person’s typical mode of operation.     When someone says: “Oh! That just his modus operandi!” their comment could be lovingly POSITIVE or sneeringly negative....
Owning a home requires consistent maintenance. This is not to say that all home owners must be savvy at fixing things (unless they choose to be), but every home owner needs to have a good resource for reliable “specialists” in a variety of fields of expertise – Plumbers, Electricians, Handyfolk, ...
How’s your list of things to do looking these days? If it’s anything like mine, it can be overwhelming. Do you feel like that gerbil on the exercise wheel running running running and getting nowhere? The faster you go the behinder you get? Not enough hours in the day . . . STOP the madness! Try t...
WHEW! It’s been fun week for us here in Middle Tennessee. We’ve had it all in terms of treacherous weather conditions, and as i write this, more snow falls. Wednesday was Ash Wednesday which marks the beginning of Lent. Wednesday was also  ”Snow Day” for all schools and most businesses in Nashvil...
How do you decide with whom you spend your time? Tuesday 2/24 11-1 at the Green Hills Pinnacle Bank Learning Center, we are hosting a Mastermind conversation about the worth of pursuing Foreclosures, HUD Homes, and Short Sales with house Buyer clients – YOU are invited! (Please reply “Yay” or “Na...
Regardless of the content, a few scrambled letters can change your entire message. I saw this TRENDING NEWS update this morning: ISIS might be harvesting organs, Iraqi ambassador tells UN, amid reports of more hostages being burned alive For sure, that’s an unsettling title, so I clicked and read...
We’re having a “Weather event” in Nashville today. Nashville doesn’t get much snow, but when we do, it’s something to behold. Lucky us . . . there’s this imaginary Weather line East to West above which tends to be colder resulting in SNOW . . . Below that line, it’s slightly warmer resulting in F...

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Stream of consciousness commentary on the real estate industry from the perspective of a Principal Real Estate Broker and Founder of Pareto REalty, LLC in Middlle Tennessee - Also a Career Development Coach with vast Organizational Development/Transformation training and experience - in the industry since 1993